Sharp is using CES to demonstrate its powerful IGZO (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide) displays that are already used in several Sharp smartphones sold in Japan. We know these screens are pretty impressive as they not only deliver great colors, but are also power-efficient, using up to 90% less energy than other technologies out there (except e-ink but that’s not usable as a smartphone’s main screen). In addition, what also makes this technology unique is its ability to continue to show image on the screen even after turning off the power of a device.
Apparently Apple may be interested to use IGZO displays in its upcoming products, including the iPhone and iPad. It is said that Cupertino-based company has already talked with Sharp in the past but at that point the technology just wasn’t there; or Sharp couldn’t made enough IGZO panels to meet demand for Apple’s product. Things are changing now and as far as we know the next iDevice could come with one of these screens… or not. This is still in the “rumor” phase, after all.
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